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Oracle Database 10g PL/SQL Programming by Michael McLaughlin, Ron Hardman, Scott Urman

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Chapter 3PL/SQL Basics

Syntax and rules govern what you can and cannot do in PL/SQL. While following syntax and programming standards alone do not make a program good, failure to understand the rules of the language can certainly make a program bad. In this chapter, we discuss the basic principles of the language, including

Image PL/SQL block structure

Image Variable declarations

Image Literals, characters, and reserved words

Data types available for PL/SQL

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